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  1. Technology & Innovation
Sephora has unveiled its new partnership with Relex Solution artificial intelligence (AI).  The global beauty giant will employ the Relex solution to improve its demand forecasting and automated replenishment.  The… The post Sephora unveils AI system to improve operations appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Trends & External Forces
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC|Retail Tomorrow plans to dissolve as a member-owned nonprofit at the end of the year. The decision, made by the trade group’s board, must still be approved by its members. “This news is disappointing to many, but we recognize our industry has changed significantly,” GMDC president and CEO Patrick Spear said. […]
  1. Department: Beverage
This year’s 44 honorees create a tale of two c-stores: healthy products on one side and comforting, fun products on the other.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Without hesitation, most of us would agree that our expectations from online retailers have changed significantly since the advent of the digital transformation. Retail giants like Amazon and Walmart now offer two-day to same-day shipping and that’s shaped consumer expectations on a broad scale. What’s shocking? Retail has experienced more developments made in the last […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
British consumers have global tastes – and the COVID-19 crisis appears to have further whetted their appetites for international products. The influential British magazine Retail Week has identified the desire for more adventurous flavours in food and drink as a critical trend for U.K. retail in 2021, enabling consumers unable to travel internationally to taste […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Clearpay has announced partnerships with fashion and beauty brands Sweaty Betty, Feelunique and Ghost.   Additional new retailers also include Mainline Menswear, Hawes & Curtis and DIY brand FFX.  In joining… The post Clearpay partners with leading fashion brands appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. CPG: Food
The global vice president and mother offers advice for aspiring leaders to build their careers. What is the path for aspiring communicators to rise to the top of the profession? “I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the U.K., the company said Thursday. “The majority of our patients and customers see their pharmacist […]
  1. Media & Marketing
If you’re over the age of 25,  I’d be willing to bet this headline produced an involuntary groan or eye-roll. I hear you and I’m with you—but at the end of the day, there is no denying the extraordinary power that TikTok holds. At 1 billion+ users and counting, TikTok needs no introduction, but a […]
  1. Department: HBC
WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) issued the following statement from Marcia Howard, vice president, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuance of a Proposed Rule and Draft Guidance for establishing a regulatory category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids: “CHPA applauds FDA for issuing this long-awaited proposed rule which has the […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Organic Personal Care Market, By Product Type (Skin Care, Hair Care, Oral Care & Others), By Distribution Channel (Drug Stores, Hypermarket/Supermarket, E-Commerce, Specialty Stores, Departmental Stores & Others), By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Organic Personal Care Market was valued at USD8.26 […]
  1. Agencies & Vendors
With so much discussion in the media industry about equity for the Black community, it’s no wonder that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have taken center stage. These schools continue to meet the demand for safe space by placing African American culture at the center of their collegiate experiences—and their influence extends beyond their […]
  1. Channel: Mass
USA Today reports that Target “is doubling the number of “Apple at Target shop-in-shop experiences” and expanding from 17 to 36 stores in time for holiday shopping. “The new concept, which launched in February, doubles Apple’s footprint in select Target stores and brings displays for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, the HomePod mini, Apple TV, […]
  1. Department: Consumer Durables
Birmingham can lay claim to being home to the world’s largest Primark store. And from next week it will break another record as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham opens the doors to the world’s smallest Primark. This will feature in MINILAND, which is LEGO’s version of the UK’s second largest city. It consists of around 2,988 […]
  1. Media & Marketing
YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for a larger test of its live shopping platform, with plans to host a week-long live shopping event, “YouTube Holiday Stream and Shop,” starting on November 15. The event will allow viewers […]
  1. Channel: Drug
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and Aetna are joining forces to offer The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health, described as a first-of-its-kind plan designed to help members access health care when and where they need it, at a lower cost than a traditional plan. CVS Health – Lansdale, PA The plan — available in […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has hired Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as its vice president and chief health equity officer.  She will report to Dr. Kyu Rhee, senior vice president and Aetna chief medical officer. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Dr. Khaldun will lead the strategy to advance health equity for patients, members, providers, customers, and communities served […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“How do you take care of your customer after you actually have shipped a purchase? Does a customer need to make an exchange or make a return? We really think that loyalty is the most critical part of long-term customer lifetime value and that having a positive experience at every step of the post-purchase journey […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Bentonville, Ark., and Palo Alto, Calif., October 15, 2021 — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Transcarent today announced they would be working together as go-to-market partners for self-insured employers across the country.  The agreement allows Transcarent, which offers employees and their dependents a new, different and better health and care experience, to share Walmart’s everyday low cost on pharmaceuticals and other services with self-insured employers […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
If starting your own subscription box isn’t something you want to do, but you’re intrigued by the overall idea, there is an easier route you can take. As a brand owner, you are most likely consistently looking for ways to get your products in front of new customers and share your brand story with as […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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